May 2014 Homepage

May 2014 Homepage
Cover Story

Moldova Worries:
‘Are We Next?’

a5.moldova.munteanu.homeMoldovan Ambassador Igor Munteanu warns that if Russian aggression against Ukraine is left unchecked, his tiny country might be the next victim of Moscow’s territorial ambitions. Read More 

People of World Influence

Library of Congress Scholar
Dissects Return of ‘Realpolitik’

a1.powi.bew.homeJohn Bew is only 33 years old but has already been described as “the best historian of his generation,” and now the Belfast-born scholar is using his perch at the Library of Congress to study the resurgence of realpolitik. Read More

USAID Imitates CIA?

Experts Debate Repercussions
Of USAID’s Cuba Democracy Push

a2.usaid.cuba.alan.homeRevelations that USAID created a secret Twitter-like phone service to undermine the communist regime in Cuba has sparked a debate over whether the humanitarian agency crossed the line. Read More

Social Secretary Icons

For Nearly 25 Years, British, Spanish
Social Secretaries Make It Look Easy

a3.secretaries.portrait.homeFrom late RSVPs to party crashers, Amanda Downes and Diane Flamini have seen it all and handled it with the consummate grace that comes from having nearly half a century of experience between them. Read More

The Rotunda: Foreign Affairs on Capitol Hill

State Department Hopes Its Latest
Budget Escapes Congress Unscathed

a4.rotunda.budget.kerry.homeAfter years of budget battles, President Obama is hoping his newest foreign affairs budget escapes the congressional chopping block relatively unscathed. Read More

Passports for a Price

Passports for a Price: Nations
Sell Citizenship to Rich Investors Malta to St. Kitts and Nevis, nations are selling citizenship to lure big-time foreign investors. Read More

Pacific Pumas

Four Latin American Envoys
Tout Power of Pacific Pumas

a7.pacific.puma.chile.costanera.homeMove over, Asian tigers. It looks like the four so-called “Pacific Pumas” — Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru — have become the latest darlings of the investor crowd. Read More